Hodgson appointed as new Liverpool manager

Roy Hodgson has been officially confirmed as the new manager of Liverpool FC, signing a three year deal at Anfield.

The 62 year old Englishman succeeds Rafa Benitez on Merseyside, who left the club last month after 6 years in charge.

The former Fulham boss was appointed in time to welcome those players not involved in World Cup action back to pre-season training at Melwood on Thursday morning, and will be officially unveiled to the media and hold a press conference at Anfield this afternoon.

Hodgson, who won the LMA Manager of the Year last season, told the official LFC website “This is the biggest job in club football and I’m honoured to be taking on the role of manager of Britain’s most successful football club. I look forward to meeting the players and the supporters and getting down to work at Melwood.”

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  • Red for life

    Look Reds fans this is a good appointment to bring stability back to the club. There will be none of this throwing the toys out of the pram if I don’t get my own way.Hopefully Roy will see players best positions and play them there.We may even see some of our youngsters getting a game.It will be interesting to see where Roy wants to strengthen the squad.Okay we may lose Benny for 5.5 mill if reports are true .We have Pacheco and Aquaman who could possibly fill this void.

  • Bladdiator

    Hi, I thought readers here may be interested in a poem called “Milanfield”, which I discovered at a site called icrappoetry.com. I suppose the poem concerns Rafa’s departure to Inter Milan. Anyway, if you are interested you can find the poem in the poesy section of the site, then look at the poem of the week part.

    Best wishes.

  • Bladdiator

    Hi, I thought readers here may be interested in a poem called “Milanfield”, which I discovered at a site called icrappoetry.com. I suppose the poem concerns Rafa’s departure to Inter Milan. Anyway, if you are interested you can find the poem in the poesy section of the site, then look at the poem of the week part.

    Best wishes.

  • ATHUL

    this guys a cool headed customer and will do very good her…………….ynwa……..

  • ATHUL

    this guys a cool headed customer and will do very good her…………….ynwa……..

  • ATHUL

    this guys a cool headed customer and will do very good her…………….ynwa……..

  • niel

    lets get behind roy now if he can keep it tight and get a good start were in the mix again.dont be fooled by this league nobody is outstanding.so come on start believing its not all gloom

  • niel

    lets get behind roy now if he can keep it tight and get a good start were in the mix again.dont be fooled by this league nobody is outstanding.so come on start believing its not all gloom

  • niel

    lets get behind roy now if he can keep it tight and get a good start were in the mix again.dont be fooled by this league nobody is outstanding.so come on start believing its not all gloom

  • AussieRed

    I share the doubts, however, we need to given Hodgson a chance and stand behind him and the team. Stevie G has come out with some really positive comments which leads me to think he and the core of our team will stay.

    Lets see what the new season will bring. A couple of tough games to start!

  • AussieRed

    I share the doubts, however, we need to given Hodgson a chance and stand behind him and the team. Stevie G has come out with some really positive comments which leads me to think he and the core of our team will stay.

    Lets see what the new season will bring. A couple of tough games to start!

  • AussieRed

    I share the doubts, however, we need to given Hodgson a chance and stand behind him and the team. Stevie G has come out with some really positive comments which leads me to think he and the core of our team will stay.

    Lets see what the new season will bring. A couple of tough games to start!

  • mazinga

    He’s not the right person the club required,we need one who can handdle & contain our st***s.momment we sh;ldent loose any 0f the 4.u welcom take care.’This is anfield’.

  • mazinga

    He’s not the right person the club required,we need one who can handdle & contain our st***s.momment we sh;ldent loose any 0f the 4.u welcom take care.’This is anfield’.

  • mazinga

    He’s not the right person the club required,we need one who can handdle & contain our st***s.momment we sh;ldent loose any 0f the 4.u welcom take care.’This is anfield’.

  • Armchair expert

    well I think I’ve moaned as much as i can. suppose we have to give him the benefit of the doubt and let his actions speak for themselves. his first test is to hold onto his players. if he can do that, he will have achieved a lot in my eyes. after that the team must start winning otherwise I’m afraid he may hold the record for shortest ever stint as LFC manager. the big issue is still of course the sale of the club, and by comparison, the choice of manager is almost irrelevant. i hope he does well and wish him the best of luck.

  • Armchair expert

    well I think I’ve moaned as much as i can. suppose we have to give him the benefit of the doubt and let his actions speak for themselves. his first test is to hold onto his players. if he can do that, he will have achieved a lot in my eyes. after that the team must start winning otherwise I’m afraid he may hold the record for shortest ever stint as LFC manager. the big issue is still of course the sale of the club, and by comparison, the choice of manager is almost irrelevant. i hope he does well and wish him the best of luck.

  • Fahad

    All the best Roy, I’m sure I speak for most fans and wish you all the best. I believe you’re the right man for the job given the circumstances and I also believe that the people at Liverpool FC who appointed you want to do what’s right by the club and their fans (afterall King Kenny and Stevie G have given you their blessings so who are we to argue)
    Welcome to Anfield, get us back into the top 4 this season and realise the europa cup dream that you couldn’t with fulham!
    YNWA

  • Fahad

    All the best Roy, I’m sure I speak for most fans and wish you all the best. I believe you’re the right man for the job given the circumstances and I also believe that the people at Liverpool FC who appointed you want to do what’s right by the club and their fans (afterall King Kenny and Stevie G have given you their blessings so who are we to argue)
    Welcome to Anfield, get us back into the top 4 this season and realise the europa cup dream that you couldn’t with fulham!
    YNWA